Ten lessons set for Clifford Brown's bebop tune, Cookin' a tune based on what has come to be known as "Bird Changes." Includes the head, arpeggio study, four solos, three comping arrangements and and tracks. 125 minutes of video instruction with close ups demonstrated slowly by measure then rehearsed by section with PDF in tab, chord grids and notation.
Head: A 12 bar blues, single note melody arrangement back cycles through many tonalities and is fun to solo over. Two Arpeggios Studies: Etudes for this Clifford Brown bebop tune, Cookin'. Also examines how the chord changes cycle down into each other. Four 12 Bar Solos: #1 Lots of nice bebop licks outlining the chord changes to help you formulate your own ideas. #2 A bit more challenging, full of chord arpeggios with lots of slurs.#3 Uses some diminished lines, encases target notes and includes a nice two octave passage. #4 Has lots of triplets and a lot of thirds as motifs. Three Comping Arrangements: #1 Uses common chords for comping the Clifford Brown bebop tune Cookin'. #2 Played the upper register of the guitar. It includes lots of aug 7#9 to aug 7b9 moves. #3 Learn how to walk a bass line while playing the chords through this "Bird Blues." Since Cookin is a back cycling progression these moves can be applied to many other songs. And Clifford Brown's own solos over his original tune Cookin' transcribed for guitar. 3 choruses (separate Demo)